In 1996 CFA commissioned A History of the Australian Consumer Movement. It was a 40 page booklet edited by Fiona Marsden summarising a longer academic paper by Jane Brown. Other sources for history of the Australian consumer movement include A McLeod’s Abundance, Buying and Selling in Postwar Australia with a forward by Allan Fels. It is based on…

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Researchers from UNSW’s Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre have launched a report revealing a complex, confusing and inconsistent web of Codes of Conduct which could cover an online transaction, and questions whether this model works to protect consumers in the new environment.

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